Re: laxatives, bowel movements, etc.

From: Robyne Hinks (
Wed Feb 16 02:47:12 2000

Tara I understand very well the pain you are in.The bowel pains feel like a million kniveds are cotinually being driven into your abdomen.And being wrenched around.I have often passed out with the pain.However when it gets really bad I go into hospital and have an epidural marcaine infusion.I have this about two days and then he changes it to a morphine infusion for about two more days.After this your mind and body have rested a little and I can cope with pain again.It seems that you are always on the merry-go-round.I have often begged them to let me die(thank God that they dont take any notice).When I come home and have a couploe of episodes of explosive diarrhoe I usually feel better for afew days.However the episodes are getting more frequent.Today I look like a pregnant elephant and vowed that I am not going out in the public view again.Tara get some pain med as I dont know how you cope. -----Original Message----- From: Tara S <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2000 10:40 Subject: Re: laxatives, bowel movements, etc.

>I know - I don't know what to do. I keep calling my dr's office - and
>they'll "get back to me". So, what now?? Still no relief. In the past
couple >of days, I've put myself on a clear liquid diet (I've been given it before,
>in the hospital) for a few days, to see if it helps, both with bowel
>movements and with the pain, but so far, no luck. It's getting so bad now -
>and the people I work with - and for - have been so good, but how long can
>it last?? I was out for 2 1/2 weeks, and since then I've been on light duty
>(almost 2 weeks), and they can't keep me on when I've nearly useless.
>Everyone I see looks at me as if I've grown a second head and asks if I'm
>okay - and of course, I'm not. (God, typing this is so hard!! I have to
back >up for almost every letter!)
>They've given me nothing for pain - so I just live with it. But after work,
>I sometimes have a beer or two (it doesn't take much), and it helps.
>Probably a bad idea in the long run, but since it's only once every week or
>two, then I don't feel so bad about it. Besides, the few times I have been
>given pain meds, all they did was make me nauseous and stupid, without even
>dulling the pain.
>I just wish someone would call me back - or something! (Please excuse me if
>this seems a bit disjointed - I've had 1 1/2 beers - like I said, it
doesn't >take much!)
>Nobody worry - I don't drink often. It's actually quite rare - but this
>morning I really needed it. I had to work, which meant some walking and
alot >of driving - and those seats in the trucks are awfully uncomfortable. They
>make me bend where my body doesn't want to!
>----Original Message Follows----
>From: (toni welsh)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <>
>Subject: Re: high hopes gone>>> Toni, you have choices!
>Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 07:48:38 -0600
>That is the same with me Tara, the mucous is disgusting. Don't you just
>love trying to explain all this. I too, have not really had a bowel
>movement for about a week now, I just cannot even go anymore without a
>laxative, and when I do go after a lax, it hurts me even more. I cannot
>even stand the pain after a laxative anymore, I have to take them tho to
>go, they have not worked in the past week tho!
>They usaully do after 6-7 senkot, and the pain clinic said that is alot
>of senekot to take all the time. What are we supposed to do to go?

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